The Language You Speak Does Not Change How You Hear Music, Study Finds

February 25, 2016 | Independent (London)

Researchers studying whether language affects how people hear music have found that one's native tongue has no bearing on how they hear nonlinguistic sounds. During the study, speakers of Italian, Persian and Turkish were observed as they listened to different kinds of music and, according to researchers, did not show a preference for a particular rhythm.

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